Anderson County, KY Weather And Climate Synopsis


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Updated Thursday Evening, October 19, 2017
...Continued Mostly Sunny And Warmer...

Look for dry conditions and seasonable warm temperatures to remain with the area through Saturday. Highs look to continue in the 70s and lows will actually be a bit warmer than the previous few nights. No frost in the forecast at least through next Tuesday. Rain chances return late in the weekend and linger through Tuesday. Behind the rain, drier and much cooler air arrives by mid-week.

The Climate Prediction Center just released their Winter Outlook today. The potential development of La Nina puts Kentucky in line to see a warmer and wetter than normal winter. More info here.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ANDERSON County, Kentucky
Issued at 500 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      SUNNY     71  49  45 SW9       30.23S                  
COVINGTON      SUNNY     73  52  47 SW6       30.20S                  
FRANKFORT      SUNNY     72  48  42 SW8       30.21F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday October 19, 2017

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 77 degrees west, near 71 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Current drying conditions are good west, good central, and good east. Tobacco stripping conditions are unfavorable west, unfavorable central, and unfavorable east. Winds are from the south at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Paducah and Henderson. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at Jackson.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ANDERSON County, Kentucky
302 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 /202 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Sunday and Monday as a
cold front moves through the region. Gusty winds will be possible,
but organized severe weather is not expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not needed at this time. 

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7-Day Forecast For ANDERSON County, KY
229 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

Day 1 Precip, Day 2, 5 Day Total, Days 1-5, ALL


Medium & Long Range Outlook For ANDERSON County, Kentucky
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Drought Status For ANDERSON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: NEAR NORMAL           (PDSI=   0.95)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Moisture Adequate For Present Needs          (CMI=   0.85)
Change From Previous Week: WETTER     SOILS (  0.56)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
Kentucky Climate Summary
For the Period 10-12-2017 to 10-18-2017

Temperatures for the period averaged 60 degrees across the state which was 2 degrees warmer than normal and 10 degrees cooler than the previous period. High temperatures averaged from 72 in the West to 72 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from 0 degrees from normal in the West to 2 degrees warmer than normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 48 degrees in the West to 49 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from 1 degrees warmer than normal in the West to 6 degrees warmer than normal in the East. The extreme high temperature for the period was 90 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS and the extreme low was 33 degrees at CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 0.15 inches statewide which was 0.56 inches below normal and 21% of normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 0.10 inches, Central 0.08 inches, Bluegrass 0.04 inches and East 0.40 inches, which was 0.64, 0.64, 0.64 and 0.3 inches below normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.00 inches at BRANDENBURG 4SW to a high of 1.02 inches at PIKEVILLE 13S.

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Almanac Information
Thursday October 19, 2017 the 292th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.400000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:52 EDT Set 18:54 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:26 EDT Ends 19:20 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 68 / 45
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

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Weather History...



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OCTOBER 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1844...
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1961...
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

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